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states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of th
and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic, that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california, that i take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. thank you very much. [applause] thank you, all. our class of commissioners for 2012. 14 commissions. thank you very much.
rescue boat house facility on the west coast of the united states. more simply -- [airplane noise] we are at an airport. this is the first marine emergency response facility on the west coast. more simply, we can call it the first fireboat house at an airport. it is a core value for the airport team that we have worked together to provide an exceptional airport, that we are innovating, and that we work in partnership. this is a partnership between the fire department and the airport. great project work by airport staff and the division of design and construction, who designed this building. the engineering staff support to the work. the architectural team and the design and construction staff -- i would like to recognize all the staff involved in the successful project. [applause] completed on budget, and one month ahead of schedule. we have an outstanding fire department staff at the airport. i believe we have one of the most recognized fire department staffs of any major airport in the u.s. the airport is committed to making sure staff has the latest and greatest technology and equi
we've got to look at what other cities have done and almost exclusively as i travel around the united states the places that look like market street 20 years ago have improved. i'm talking about the mid-market area. so there is a way to do it. the linear nation of market might make it a little more difficult with the diversity. and also the great boulevards of the world i think we have to take clues from those as to how did they deal with cars, sidewalks, bike lanes, and those sorts of things because some of these car-free malls are failures particularly you talk about sacramento and other areas you go to where absence of cars has created problems a lot worse but it may not be entirely about the cars. another thing i think you need to encourage in regards to these public spaces is private vendors in the spaces that will -- because their business is dependent upon it, will police the areas, they'll attract first of all a clientele that will be there and you'll see a little bit of this in union square and then they will have control over their areas, and therefore elements of the public
requirements towp 15% and off sight or in lieu up to 20% and include five units or more and provision for off site to be constructed in 1 mile aideus of that project. while this was stub stated by studies by kaiser madison and the smaller was 100 plus unit project, and it's inconceivable by the committee and planning department can make recommendations for inclusionary housing requirement on five to nine housing projects and in fact they were never studied and the nearest size project was 100 units. the economy of scale and between that are incomparable and supervisors just to hold up the two pieces of paper. this is five to nine and this is 100 project. and the housing and yet we don't study the five to nine. we study a 100 unit project. the scale is not close. we should have studied the five to nine units. we didn't. we studied the 100 units, the smallest project and to continue my speech supervisors. with this flawed analysis and lead to one success in the city since the policy's conception in 2006 and i repeat this failed policy has one successful project. thank you supervisors
in san francisco really since 1980 and we do a lot of these size projects and i will state for the record in the last -- since this thing passed in 2006 we had two six unit projects and no other projects in this category. both are not built. one of which has permit issued five years ago. just as an example one of which was five single family houses on five separate lots. each a little over 2,000 square feet and if you do the numbers on something like that -- first of all when you do these little projects it's almost as much work to do 50 units in san francisco it is to do three, six, or nine units so there is expense and time and effort so the margins are extremely thin on small projects like this, so just on this one for example that had five homes on five single lots. they wanted one home u( sell this three bedroom plus home for $350,000. the reality is they spent over $200,000 per lot to buy them. in all respects they're not built but would cost $300 a square foot to build and at least $600,000 these are conservative numbers so in for $800,000 the reality is and soft costs and a
. redevelopment is dissolved and gone. state dissolution law prevails and the sole purpose and the narrow focus of this body is to complete these surviving projects. it is imperative given the level of affordable housing delivery to thousands of units that would be delivered in these major approved projects. the jobs that would be generated as a result of not only construction, but permanent jobs that would be generated. it is well over in the tens and tens of thousands. we know that redevelopment does have a long history and past. this is not the redevelopment of the past. its sole focus is this narrow box to implement. the redevelopment commission of the entire structure was appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the board through the vetting process. to have the five members to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed through the board's process. it is imperative, given the confusing and changing nature, literally, every day we get new guidance from the department of finance in order to respond to their request, in order to honor our commitments to these communities and these private invest
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